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Record Number: 8203


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Long sections of [Thomas] Hardy's "Memoir" had been read out to two of the [radical society (?London Corresponding Society)] meetings to commemorate the acquittal of the defendants of 1794 which were held annually for at least forty years'.

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

(listening) members of radical society



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Hardy

Title:

Memoir of Thomas Hardy, Founder of, and Secretary to, the London Corresponding Society ... From its Establishment in Jan. 1792 until his arrest on a False Charge of High Treason On the 12th of May 1794. Written by Himself

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8203

Source:

Print

Author:

David Vincent

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working Class Autobiography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1981

Vol:

n/a

Page:

28

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

David Vincent, Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working Class Autobiography (London, 1981), p. 28, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8203, accessed: 29 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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